• Subject: Re: Software testing scripts
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Dec 1997 15:53:16 -0500
  • In-Reply-To: <5525141604121997/A18045/TIMONE/11BC240E1600*@MHS>

At 04:14 PM 12/4/97 -0400, you wrote:

Hi,

Are you aware that IBM Toronto sells such programs?

Al


>
>My current client manufactures pharmaceuticals, and therefore software
testing
>is very important. To this end, they prepare a "test script" for each
program;
>a step-by-step checklist.
>
>Theoretically, this is an _exhaustive_ test; as exhaustive as reasonably
>possible. In reality, a lot gets missed.
>
>Creating the script is a real time-consuming hassle. Basically, a programmer
>(me at this point!) must go through the program, attempt everything, and
record
>every action. That log, in turn, must be converted into a script. Believe you
>me, it's VERY involved.
>
>Today, while musing about this, I was able to develop a "model" for the "Work
>With..."-type of program. This model will allow me to develop a Visual Basic
>program that will prompt the user for information about the program and
>automagically generate a test script in a Microsoft Word document. This
script
>will be VERY exhaustive, covering all possible combinations of keying
>possibilities, function keys, etc.
>
>(Note: it will NOT cover every possibility of entries; that would be humanly
>impossible. But it covers all error conditions such as valid versus invalid
>data -- not every possible invalid _value_)
>
>I'm excited about this program, and hopefully I'll find the time this weekend
>to write it.
>
>Is this something that appeals to anyone else? Does anyone else write test
>scripts?
>
>-- Don "how about a script for test?" Schenck
>
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>

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